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Arts & Entertainment

  • Let there be lighthouse

    The picturesque black and white lighthouse in Delimara has almost been restored to its former glory. Veronica Stivala shines light on the arduous restoration process. The lighthouse in Delimara is unique in Malta, because it is the only...

  • Rocking the south

    It was first staged two years ago and, despite the original intention not quite being that of putting on a music festival, it somehow ended up as such. “The idea at the time,” admits founder and organiser Nick Morales, “was to actually book some...

  • The photography of dance

    Past, present and future are all intertwined, possibly restructuring in an unconventional manner. New souls create new particles composed from dust, the dust that is us. Lost Souls, an interdisciplinary and collaborative work, explores the idea of...

  • Hard Rock Rising Malta winners announced

    Different Strings are the winners of the 2014 Malta edition of the Hard Rock Rising global competition. Earlier this year, emerging local talent was encouraged to participate in the world’s largest and furthest-reaching Battle of the Bands and...

  • Drum workshop with Joseph Camilleri

    Maltese drummer and percussionist Joseph Camilleri will be leading a drum workshop on April 15. The two-hour workshop, which starts at 4pm and is aimed at aspiring, dedicated drummers, is the latest in a series of similar events Camilleri has been...

  • Malcolm’s song for the summer

    I is the latest single from Maltese singer Malcolm Pisani. Like his 2013 single Got Me Good, which made it to the airwaves in Romania, Germany, Italy and the UK, the new release is also written by Carlo Gerada and Muxu and sees the Maltese artist...

  • Parisian rock at Remedy

    Paceville’s Remedy Rock Club will be getting a taste of continental alternative rock when French rock band Dear Devil takes to the stage at Coconut Grove’s upstairs venue. They will be supported by a band of musicians from different local...

  • A mosaic of Maltese music

    This year’s edition of the Valletta International Piano Festival brought a selection of music by Maltese composers to the fore in Tricia Dawn Williams’s concert entitled Piano Mosaic, held at the Music Room of St James Cavalier in Valletta. The...

  • The lady sings no blues

    I may have written this statement before, but am happy to repeat it for those who missed it the first time round. The talented young soprano Nicola Said is star material. Said’s ability is growing from strength to strength, something which she...

  • Grey areas and the end of time

    Belgian chamber quintet Het Collectief combine the contemporary and the traditional for a holistic music experience. Alex Vella Gregory caught up with Thomas Dieltjens, the group pianist, while they were in Malta for a performance. There’s a grey...

  • Neolithic Treasures exhibition to be shown in Washington

    A collection of copper etchings by Marie-Therese Camilleri is to be exhibited at the Malta Embassy in Washington as part of the 2014 European Union Embassies open house. The exhibition was recently on display at the Banca Giruatale in...

  • Art in the city

    FIMBank plc is sponsoring an art exhibition by artist Matthew Kassar entitled New Places. The exhibition, which will be housed at the German-Maltese Circle at Messina Palace in Valletta, will be open to the public until April 28. New Places is...

  • An artistic interpretation of Maltese heritage

    An exhibition by Matthew Kassar, focusing on some of Malta’s most iconic locations, is running at the German-Maltese Circle in Valletta. The exhibition, titled New Places, uses various materials and colours to re-interpret Malta’s architecture and...

  • Church domes in Malta through the baroque age

    As the Knights of St John managed to make Malta a safer place to live in during the late 17th and 18th centuries, church domes grew larger and became increasingly popular. The domes were transformed into important symbols of civic pride dominating...

  • Documentary about St Paul’s Shipwreck being filmed

    A production team consisting of Maltese and Italian talent, led by director Massimo My, is currently shooting the story of St Paul’s shipwreck at the Mediterranean Film Studios in Kalkara. The cast includes Maltese actors in leading roles such as...

  • The Simshar story is finally told

    It took six years, but film-maker Rebecca Cremona is finally setting out to do what she promised when she first started working on Simshar, telling the story that needed to be told. Paula Fleri-Soler meets up with her in the run-up to the film...

  • David Letterman to retire from CBS Late Show in 2015

    Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as Stupid Pet Tricks and his Top 10 list, will retire as host of The Late Show on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in...

  • Pythons rule out wider world tour

    Fans of Monty Python will be left disappointed after the comics said their reunion concerts will not lead to a wider world tour. The remaining members of the cult comedy troupe said they had “reluctantly decided” that their July 20 gig at the O2...

  • Girls’ night out

    Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton had a triple date on Wednesday night for the UK premiere of their film The Other Woman. The stars took to the red carpet at the Curzon Mayfair cinema in London to launch the movie – Cameron in a skin-tight...

  • Long-lost 1923 film found in old cinema

    A long-lost slice of silent film history has been found in a disused old cinema. The 1923 film Love, Life and Laughter, which turned up in the building in a small Dutch town, was made by director George Pearson and starred Betty Balfour. Only one...

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